Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Anfield this evening as both sides look to move up to fourth place in the Premier League table. Liverpool enter the fixture sixth in the standings on 43 points, while visitors Chelsea are one point and one place ahead of their hosts tonight.
The encounter also marks a meeting of German head coaches in Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel, who succeeded his compatriot at both Mainz and Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Chelsea are undefeated since Tuchel joined in January, though their encouraging domestic form gave way to two draws in their last two top-flight outings, against Southampton and Manchester United. Liverpool, meanwhile, had lost four in a row in the Premier League before ending that dismal run last time out by defeating bottom Sheffield United.
This clash with the English champions, whose title is essentially out of their grasp now, marks another test for Tuchel’s Chelsea, though the Blues have performed admirably in other matches that have appeared their most difficult since the German’s arrival – with victories over Tottenham and Atletico Madrid preceding the goalless draw with Man United. Follow live updates from Liverpool vs Chelsea at the conclusion of Fulham vs Tottenham.